Last week in Florham Park, New Jersey, Zoetis, the largest animal health provider in the world (it was spun off from Pfizer Animal Health last year), hosted a conference on Mega trends in livestock production: The state of animal agriculture 2025–2050.
A keynote presentation at this mega trends conference was given by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which works to relieve poverty and hunger, and to improve human and environmental health, through livestock science in developing countries.
Smith spoke on the Evolution of animal production in emerging markets: China, Russia, India, Brazil, Africa, summarizing what he had to say in the slide above.
Chief among the global livestock trends Smith cited was the skyrocketing demand for, and production of, poultry, pigs and ruminant animals (cattle, sheep, goats) in many regions of the developing world. This unprecedented rising demand for livestock commodities in developing countries…
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